Morning Must Reads: June 11

In the news: Snowden, "Q Group," immigration reform, the morning-after pill, and Apple

  • Share
  • Read Later
Mark Wilson / Getty Images

The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

267 comments
sacredh
sacredh

OT, but game 3 of the NBA finals is tonight at 9.

ahandout
ahandout

The internet is a wonderful tool.  Notice the date on this story September 10, 2012.  What happened the next day?

Why does the Obama administration treat you like you're stupid?

Jihadi groups in Egypt, including Islamic Jihad, the Sunni Group, and Al Gamaa Al Islamiyya have issued a statement threatening to burn the U.S. Embassy in Cairo to the ground.

According to El Fagr, they are calling for the immediate release of the Islamic jihadis who are imprisonment and in detention centers in the U.S. including Guantanamo Bay: “The group, which consists of many members from al-Qaeda, called [especially] for the quick release of the jihadi [mujahid] sheikh, Omar Abdul Rahman [the "Blind Sheikh"], whom they described as a scholar and jihadi who sacrificed his life for the Egyptian Umma, who was ignored by the Mubarak regime, and [President] Morsi is refusing to intervene on his behalf and release him, despite promising that he would. The Islamic Group has threatened to burn the U.S. Embassy in Cairo with those in it, and taking hostage those who remain [alive], unless the Blind Sheikh is immediately released.”

 http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2012/09/10/jihadis-threaten-to-burn-u-s-embassy-in-cairo/

ahandout
ahandout

Mantis swings and misses again.  You're really not to blame for being a victim of Obama's propaganda.  Why would he want to blame a video for what they knew was a demonstration for the blind sheik? 

On August 30, according to Eric Trager, al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya called for a protest at the US embassy in Cairo on September 11 to demand the release of Abdel-Rahman.[38]

On September 8, El Fagr reported on a threat to burn down the US embassy in Cairo unless Abdel-Rahman was released. Raymond Ibrahim described this threat as a unified statement by Egyptian Islamic Jihad and al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya.[39]

A DHS report released on September 11 and reported by Fox News on September 19 indicated that a web statement incited "sons of Egypt" to pressure America to release Abdel-Rahman "even if it requires burning the embassy down with everyone in it." The Web statement was apparently posted on an Arabic-language forum on September 9, two days before the attack, and was in reference to the embassy in Egypt.[40]

sacredh
sacredh

"Why he is not a hero"

Another reason why I'm for the death penalty. 

forgottenlord
forgottenlord

@sacredh 

I'm trying to figure out which part's my favorite:

- Ramming a steel security gate

- Jumping the Fence

- Thinking that he'll have enough time to vandalize the White House

- 8 Knives

- Hundreds of rounds of ammunition.....but no guns

I'm leaning towards the latter one as it feels like a great metaphor for the entire thing

sacredh
sacredh

On second thought...yes I can.

retiredvet
retiredvet

Game one of the Stanley Cup finals is tomorrow night.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@ahandout Idiot they can call for whatever they want. There would not have been the turnout or the hatred expressed if it wasn't for the video. On the other hand knowing that a call for demonstration on 9/11 is out there, now it makes sense why GOP operatives would want to upload the video in order to anger the masses and create a diplomatic incident prior to the election. Romney seemed to have that statement prepared awfully quickly after everything went down.

sacredh
sacredh

What the hell is Santa doing in a gray coat?

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@ahandout They called for a protest. Do you think the protest got more or less violent after they heard about the You Tube Video?

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@sacredh Gay Lobby?!? Has anyone seen their outfits. The whole church is one big gay lobby.

sacredh
sacredh

"Hints of a "gay lobby" at the Holy See surfaced last year in reports about a series of embarrassing leaks to Italian journalists."

The Village People" on repeat play and priests dressed as cops and construction workers was a dead giveaway.

retiredvet
retiredvet

Oh. And "gay lobby?"  Please, that's just all the cardinals there.

roknsteve
roknsteve

@retiredvet OT, Remember we were commenting about "Rocky & Bullwinkle" yesterday?  I found a VHS tape of "Fractured Fairy Tales" at the thrift store today.  Now I can forget about reality when I watch it.  

ahandout
ahandout

@mantisdragon91 @ahandout  There was no way that Obama was going to tell the truth about the real motive for the Cairo embassy attack and the Benghazi attack.

It was spurned by the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.  Barry's "Muslim Spring."  That would have been really bad for his re-election, really bad.  We all know who Obama is by now.  He's the dirtiest of the dirty.  He's a psychopathic politician that will stop at nothing to achieve power.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@sacredh The sad part is that Santa looks like half the guys at the Tea Party or NRA rallies.

sacredh
sacredh

Obama should shoot his traitorous @ss and then say "Pardon me".

sacredh
sacredh

Red shoes. Seriously. Red shoes?

retiredvet
retiredvet

The lobby is gay (decorations) and filled with old aunties in red robes.

retiredvet
retiredvet

I'm wondering what could embarrass Italians!

sacredh
sacredh

I smell denial too. If they got rid of all the gay priests they wouldn't have a church.

retiredvet
retiredvet

Lighten up. It's not the end of the world.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@ahandout @mantisdragon91 The GOP could care less what Obama would say. They just wanted to create an incident in the Middle East and claim he was weak on Foreign Policy.

And the "Muslim Spring" is a direct product of "Bringing Democracy to the Middle East" remind us again which Peabrain had that bright idea?

sacredh
sacredh

Many of them do have that ZZ TOP vibe.

sacredh
sacredh

The difference between the men and the boys is the cost of their toys.

sacredh
sacredh

I get a chuckle out of it. If I was in a roomfull of rednecks and a TP recruiter came in, he'd head for me first.

sacredh
sacredh

Yeah. I wqas showing around an inspector most of the day and the conversation strayed to politics. He was shocked how leftist I was. I told him "I know. I look like a Klansman".

sacredh
sacredh

In some things, I'm to the left of liberal. In others, not so much. I think most of us are all over the place when it comes to our beliefs.

retiredvet
retiredvet

Sorry bud. You're not a real liberal.

sacredh
sacredh

Lol. My liberal card got punched. I need a new one.

retiredvet
retiredvet

You certainly are wound up on this!

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@sacredh I did all I kept thinking about is how many evangelical ministers must be rubbing one out watching it.

sacredh
sacredh

Did you see the HBO movie? It was hilarious.

sacredh
sacredh

Women shaving their armpits?